Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 21, 2006
Taking today’s problems one by one, instead of diving into the things in this life that concern us tomorrow, is the best way of avoiding have all the troubles in life collapsing on us at the same time. In 480 B.C. the outmanned army of Sparta’s King Leonidas held off the Persian troops of Xerxes by
The crowds cheered and waved their hands. Many stood upon their tip-toes hoping to catch a glimpse of their deliverer as he processed by. "He's the one! echoed throughout the streets. Many praised his name with hands and fists held high. Was it true? Had "the one" finally
Contributed by Josh Hunt on Feb 29, 2012
AGING: ONE PLUS ONE
Three old men went to the doctor for a memory test. The doctor asked the first old man, "What is one plus one?"
"Two hundred seventy-four," he said.
The doctor asked the same question of the second man, "What is one plus one?"
"Tuesday," he said.
The doctor tried
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
One forgets words as one forgets names. Ones vocabulary needs constant
Contributed by Akinsanya Adubi on Sep 21, 2009
It is a terrible thing for one¡¦s destiny to be truncated. This is a true story. There were two pastors driving on one of the roads in Lagos, Nigeria. One is a Nigerian, the other a foreigner. They got to a point under a bridge, where the people that we called "area boys" were begging for money
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 9, 2001
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.. ...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 30, 2018
Dr. John Geddie, a Presbyterian missionary, went to Aneityum, an island in the South Pacific in 1848 and worked there for God for 24 years. On a tablet erected to his memory in the church where he preached, these words are inscribed:
When he landed, in 1848, there were no Christians. When he
It is a story about the friends of Herman Ostry, who lived near Bruno, Nebraska, and what did for him. From what I was told, a number of years ago Herman purchased a piece of property and put up a barn. Thins went well until the nearby creek flooded and put the floor of Herman’s new barn under 29
Contributed by Fred Sigle on Aug 16, 2003
Not everyone can teach a one-on-one Bible study. And door knocking, although it has some merit, is not the most effective way to set Bible studies or tell someone about Jesus.
The Mormon church discovered this. At one you could see young Mormon elders going door-to-door to set Bible studies.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2004
THE FIRST ONE
“Mary was the first person in the world to carry the Gospel.”
SOURCE: Rodney Buchanan in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 16, 2003
ONE OF US?
One of 1995’s biggest singles was Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.” The song earned 7 Grammy Award nominations, and made a virtually unknown singer an overnight sensation. It’s a song of spiritual questioning and about conceiving of God in a modern age.
These are some of the words of
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 5, 2001
Jason Smith is a basketball player for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. He is a walk-on, which means he did not receive a scholarship. He played very little during his fours years on the team, but he stayed with it. He demonstrated real faithfulness. But more than that is the example of his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 21, 2002
You are wrong if you do not vote.
You are to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s. Our Caesar [in the United States] is a government of the people by the people for the people. One vote may make the difference.
ONE VOTE made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of the Commonwealth and
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 20, 2008
1 Peter 5:8 –
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Any of you watch those nature shows? Growing up, we’d always watch “Mutual of Omaha’s ‘Wild Kingdom,’” with Marlin Perkins. Remember that? We loved that
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 6, 2011
A child loved his dad but seldom saw him. The man was so busy with so many things to do. The child collected bottles and cans, did odd jobs and seemed to be always trying to make money. One day he asked his father, "How much do you make in an hour?"
The dad said, "$20.00, why?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 27, 2010
Ignorance of One’s Inheritance
A Michigan factory worker, earning less than ten thousand dollars a year, was an unknowing heir to a half-million dollars. When located by an investigator some years after his benefactor’s death, the worker explained that he had neither returned home nor kept in
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 5, 2009
THE PEACEFUL ONE
In 1520 Ferdinand Magellan battled for an entire year to find a passage around South America. There, at the very tip of the continent, in its icy waters he encountered some of the worst weather anywhere on earth. Raging seas, towering icebergs and a mutinous crew plagued his
Contributed by Marianne Unger on May 28, 2009
WITH ONE ACCORD
But notice one very important phrase that some of the translations left out: "They were all with one accord in one place."
This word in the Greek, "Homothumadon" has two parts to it--a sense of coming together, but in unison, in one accord.
This word in the T.R.,
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 5, 2009
THE WRONG ONE
A conscientious wife tried hard to please her critical husband, but failed regularly. Jack was especially disagreeable at breakfast. If Jill prepared scrambled eggs, he wanted poached; if she poached eggs, he wanted scrambled. One morning Jill poached one egg and scrambled the
Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
CHRIST IN ONE
What is a Christian? In the LETTER TO DIOGNETUS, which dates back to the second century A.D., an anonymous writer describes a strange people who are in the world but not of the world.
"Christians are not differentiated from other people by country, language, or customs; you